solar-powered, bus-stop ads arriving in moncton
Four new bus shelters are advertised electronically to save energy costs. -
Claire Pierce, Senior Transport Planner for Transport Organizations.
Codic Transpo has installed new shelters on new roads. -
It\'s next to Monckton Square Avenue.
These shelters will be lit 365 days a year from dusk to dawn.
The life of solar panels is 20 years, and the minimum life of LED lamps for advertising is 50,000 hours.
\"We think it\'s a gradual approach so that we don\'t spend money on electricity, we can use solar energy to illuminate our sanctuary there,\" Pierce said.
Save energy. Every bus shelter costs $300 a year to power the grid.
Two solar panels at each bus shelter cost $5,000.
The use of solar panels will reduce the annual cost of each shelter by $50.
Codic Transpo will raise interest rates in the new year. The shelter is provided by Toronto-based Daytech Ltd. , which has been providing bus shelters for North American cities, including Moncton.
\"It\'s been a long time. We need new construction in the square. We have a place there, so we built two bus lanes. -
It\'s on both sides of the street.
That means we need to buy new bus shelters, \"Pierce said.
Dion McGuire, president of Dade Technologies, said they had hundreds of solar cells. -
Electrical installations in Canada and the United States.
The bus shelter was ordered at the beginning of the year.
They arrived a few months ago and worked perfectly well last week.